Tuesday, August 25, 2009

North Miami City Manager Clarance Patterson Resigns

That's Clarance in the red cap on July Fourth, and I took the photo. Here's what Councilman Scott Galvin wrote on his website tonght:

North Miami Manager
Clarance Patterson Resigns
Effective November 30, 2009
I am sad to pass along to you that North Miami City Manager Clarance Patterson has submitted his resignation effective November 30, 2009. Patterson has served as North Miami's Manager since March 2004.

"This ninety day notice is to allow the Mayor and Council time to recruit an interim or permanent replacement," reads Patterson's letter to the Mayor and City Council. The letter was handed to Councilmembers as we walked into our August 25th meeting.

Patterson's steady leadership has brought the city through several challenges, including Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, negotiations of police contracts, and the establishment of our Community Redevelopment Agency.

Patterson is a Savannah, Georgia native and current North Miami resident. He has worked in the public sector for over 45 years. Previously, he was the City of Miami's Director of Solid Waste. He has also worked for the City of Miami Springs, Miami-Dade County, AFL-CIO, City of Savannah, Georgia and served on the North Miami city planning commission.

Closed Patterson's letter, "Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as the City Manager...I have enjoyed my tenure here and will continue to contribute in a positive way to the development of this city."

Clarance, my friend, you have worked so hard for our City. I thank you for your immeasurable efforts and wish you a happy, fun retirement!


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